Windows 2016 Licensing Calculator (unofficial)
This tool helps determine the number and estimate the cost of Windows Server 2016 licenses.
|# of physical cores to be licensed:||16||16|
|Required # of core licenses:||16||80|
|Required # of 2-core packs:||8||40|
|# of licensed OSEs:||Unlimited||10|
Host specification - since the Windows Server 2016 licensing model is core-based, this tool requires
information about the number of servers/hosts, the number of CPUs per server, and the number of cores per CPU.
Required # of OSEs - the total number of Operating System Environments (OSEs) to be run on the server(s).
This tool takes into account the following limitations:
- A minimum of 8 core licenses is required for each physical processor and a
minimum of 16 core licenses is required for each server.
- Standard Edition provides rights for up to 2 Operating System Environments
or Hyper-V containers when all physical cores in the server are licensed. For each
additional 1 or 2 VMs, all the physical cores in the server must be licensed again.
- Core licenses are sold in packs of two (two-core packs).
- Maximum number of 64-bit sockets is 64 (for both editions).
This tool does not take into account Client Access Licenses (CALs) requirements.